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How can I save in terms of travel?
Walk or ride your bike instead of getting on the bus
Buy a travel card to travel within the city
Buy coach and train tickets in advance to save money
I’m worried about bills adding up. How do I save money on utilities?
If your living out, check energy suppliers and switch to save money (for example, using
Consider using a joint account with housemates or a company like
Split The Bills
(a National Association of Student Money Advisors rated company)
I’ve heard about student discounts. How do I qualify for these?
Consider buying an NUS discount card
Remember to show your Bod card in Oxford shops, as some give discounts
How do I save money on food?
Don’t go food shopping when you’re hungry
Take a packed lunch
Look out for supermarket deals to help save money
Get a supermarket loyalty card and collect points which can be used to offset food costs
Buy own brands. They’re often just as good and half the price.
Go food shopping in the evening when food is past its sell-buy date and is reduced (don’t confuse this with the use-by-date)
Take a list when food shopping and buy only what’s on the list
Use Oxford Markets for fruit and veg (Wednesdays: Gloucester Green)
for recipes to use with food you have in the cupboards.
Going out is expensive. Is there any way I can cut costs?
to find deals on meals out
Use deals from mobile phones to get cut price tickets on things like events and cinema tickets